Convocation is an extremely significant event in the lives of many Trent students and their families. The students are always very happy and proud to see and be congratulated by their professors on stage. It's a chance for you to wish the students well as they become alumni and begin the next stage of their life.
How to Participate
If you would like to participate in the academic procession and sit with the faculty on stage, please ensure that you have academic regalia to wear for Convocation.
If you own regalia, simply complete the RSVP sent to your email.
If you don't own regalia, please go to the Gaspard site to rent. Your rented gown and/or hood will be in the AJM Smith Room, BL 107.2 of the Bata Library.
Once gowned, all faculty are asked to line up for the academic procession outside of Champlain College half an hour before the start of the ceremony. A faculty marshal will line you up. If there is inclement weather and the ceremony is being held in the Gym, gown and then gather for the academic procession in the lobby of the Athletics Centre.
If you don't wish to take part in the academic procession, simply attend the ceremonies of your choice. If you would like to sit in Reserved Seating to cheer on your students, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Ceremonies are scheduled by program and usually only last 1 - 1.5 hours. Click here for a full schedule of ceremonies.
Convocation ceremonies are public events that are recorded in various ways including webcast, video and photography. The ceremonies will be live streamed on trentu.ca during Convocation and will be available to view after Convocation for the benefit of friends and family who are unable to attend in person. These images and recordings may be used for official purposes, such as promoting Trent University. If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com.